Wednesday 12 February 2014

Diary of an Unsmug Married by Polly James

Review by The Mole

Molly Bennett works for for an MP in his constituency office. She is married to Max and mother to two teenagers and despite how idyllic such a life sounds her family are as dysfunctional as it can be. She suspects her husband is having an affair with an extrovert neighbour or an imaginary customer and is also close to redundancy in his job while her son has his own seat in A&E at the local hospital. Her daughter is at university and trying to get a part time job - but only on her own terms. Then an old school friend - now something big in oil - starts flirting with her and wants to have an affair. Amidst this Vicky has started 'working' in the office and thinks that she can get everyone fired so that she can sit and look after her nails all day. Molly's insecurities build and chaos rains all around. Will Molly's life end up a total ruin? It's heading that way at supersonic speed.

A light hearted read that will lift your spirits as you see how much people can mess up their own lives. Something for the holidays perhaps where you can leave all your troubles to one side and wallow in someone else's. I found myself being judgemental of Molly's behaviour and critical of her naivety forgetting that this is what this genre of book is all about. It is compared to Bridget Jone's Diary and although I think it well deserves to fall in the same genre, there for me the comparison ends. If am to make comparisons then the closest I could make would be Outnumbered - the extremely popular TV sitcom.

A very enjoyable read so long as you don't even consider contemplating taking it seriously but just sit back and enjoy... perhaps you may be tempted to try Extreme Vacuuming though. 

Publisher - Avon
Genre - Adults, Humour, family life

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